5th Special Forces Group, 2nd Battalion “The Legion” Dedicates Building in honor of Mr. Gary Beikirch
Written by 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers, families and friends from 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), also known as The Legion, gathered together on the morning of September 22nd, 2012, to pay tribute to a veteran and former member of the unit.
The tribute was in the form of the newly dedicated battalion operations complex, now named Beikirch Hall, for 2nd Bn., 5th SFG (A), in honor of Mr. Gary Beikirch, a Medal of Honor recipient.
Austin Peay State University tapped for Tennessee Higher Education Commission increase recommendation in state performance funding for 2013-14
Clarksville, TN – For the second year in a row, Austin Peay State University leads Tennessee’s four-year institutions in increasing the retention and graduation successes of its students, according to a report released today during the fall quarterly meeting of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
In its report, the THEC recommends that APSU receive a 12.9 percent increase in funding for 2013-14, based on the second year of the funding formula. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville TN – Embattled Clarksville Building and Codes Director, Les Crocker, has been granted an extension on the deadline set by Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan to show why she shouldn’t fire him.
Crocker originally had until today to respond to the mayor.
Clarksville, TN – On Friday, November 23rd, from 10:00am- 4:00pm, gather up your friends and family the day after Thanksgiving and bring them to the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center to explore their new exhibits and watch the model trains that will be running.
APSU Sports: Austin Peay Softball
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University softball team has added pitcher Allie Blackwood during the fall signing period.
Blackwood was 11-7 for her Dalton (GA) High School squad last season, with a 1.75 ERA and 104 strikeouts in 115 innings pitched. She also hit .443 with 23 RBI as a third baseman, earning all-region honors for the second consecutive season.
TDOT Halts All Lane Closure Activity for Busy Holiday Travel Period
Nashville, TN – Thanksgiving travelers will enjoy a smooth drive through Tennessee again this year during this busy travel holiday. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.
All construction related lane closures will be stopped beginning at noon on Wednesday, November 21st until 6:00am Monday, November 26th. «Read the rest of this article»
Market Commentary by Scott J. Brown, Ph.D., Chief Economist
The economic data were clouded by the effects of Hurricane Sandy and in most cases it’s impossible to isolate the storm’s impact. Retail sales fell 0.3% in October, although Sandy had both positive and negative effects. Initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits jumped, similar to the increase seen after Katrina in 2005. Industrial production fell 0.4% and Federal Reserve economists estimate that Sandy shaved a full percentage point from the headline production figure. Factory output fell 0.8%, but would have been flat if not for Sandy.
Currently, the Fed is buying about $40 billion per month in Mortgage-Backed Securities as part of its Large-Scale Asset Purchase program (QE3, funded by the creation of money) and about $45 billion in long-term Treasuries through its Maturity Extension Program (“Operation Twist”, funded by selling short-term Treasuries out of its portfolio). Operation Twist ends in December. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – This week and next, students at Austin Peay State University are registering for their spring semester courses, and many of them are using the Degree Compass course recommendation tool to help them decide which courses to take.
Now, there is another computerized planning tool that works with Degree Compass. Called My Future, the new program suggests which majors are the best fit for each student’s academic talents. «Read the rest of this article»
Enjoy Food, Friends and Family for a Traditional Holiday Meal at Eight State Parks
Nashville, TN – Spend less time in the kitchen and more time with friends and family, while surrounding yourself with Tennessee’s natural wonders during this season of thanksgiving.
Once again, Tennessee State Park officials are pleased to announce that all eight state park restaurants will be open Thursday, November 22nd, serving their annual Thanksgiving Day feast.
Thanksgiving turkey and all the traditional trimmings, along with an assortment of desserts, will be available beginning at 11:00am until closing at state park restaurants across Tennessee. «Read the rest of this article»
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